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Our Professionals Will Clean And Restore Your Fire Damaged Little Rock Business

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Our Professionals Will Clean And Restore Your Fire Damaged Little Rock Business We are here for you!

Cleaning And Restoring Little Rock Businesses After Fire Damage

Fire damage to Little Rock businesses can range from minor smoke residues and mild odors to major structural damage and a complete loss of inventory. Thanks to modern, fire suppression systems, the results in a retail operation are usually moderate with cleaning building material and inventory being the primary concerns.

When there is commercial fire damage in a Little Rock sporting goods store, the items at risk are paper, plastic, metal, leather, and other types of surfaces and materials. SERVPRO response teams train extensively to restore and repair all of it to reduce the time doors are closed to customers and also limit the cost of replacing inventory, display racks and shelving, and building material.

Since cleaning involves eliminating odors, personnel start with opening the facility and setting up fans to increase air circulation and drive the odors outside. It reduces the overall amount of odors and allows a team inspector to determine what can be cleaned and restored, or disposed of and replaced. That includes demolition of items like drywall or ceiling tiles. The fans also help speed up the natural drying process for anything soaked by the sprinklers or firefighter efforts.

Next, SERVPRO technicians use industrial grade cleaners to remove smoke residues. Each team has an extensive inventory designed to clean glass display cases without scratching them, or softball gloves without drying out, cracking, or otherwise splitting the material.

As team members clean the inventory and return it to the shelves for sale, others begin work on the facility. After any demolition and disposal, technicians begin cleaning the ceilings and then work their way down the walls to the floor. To prevent damaging drywall panels or paint, they start with wiping down every surface with a dry sponge or cloth. If residues remain, they use the minimal amount of cleaning agent needed to remove them, along with accompanying odors, without further soaking anything that is still restorable.

Our goal at SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village is to help our fellow business owners reopen so they can support their customers. As a locally owned operation ourselves, the next customer needing to outfit the company softball team might be us. If this describes your current situation, call us today at (501) 217-8723. We are here for you.

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We Are The Leader In Little Rock Flood Damage Restoration

6/6/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage We Are The Leader In Little Rock Flood Damage Restoration The silt and debris ladened floodwaters wreaked havoc on this home. A total demolition of the interior was needed and we were there for the job.

SERVPRO Can Help After You Experience Flooding Due To Rain!

The heavy seasonal Little Rock rains can bring flooding, requiring that people be evacuated from their homes. Sadly, many people return only to find their homes severely water damaged. If you have been affected by flooding, then you need professionals to help you clean up and restore your house.

Time is of the essence if you have experienced flooding due to rain. Rain consists of Category 2 grey water that degrades to Category 3 Black Water in a matter of days, which can cause permanent flood damage to your Little Rock home. SERVPRO Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified technicians can arrive at your home to help prevent excess damages to your property.

When we first arrive, our water damage restoration technicians (WRT) can get to work pumping out the Cat 2 water with the assistance of pumps and wet vacs. When the flood waters are completely removed, we can use high volume air movers to suck moisture out of your floors and walls and we can deploy dehumidifiers to remove excess moisture from the air.

Additionally, we can assist you with restoring your furniture. When dried, wooden sections of couches and tables will develop unsightly water lines. To prevent this, we can wipe down your furniture with water to achieve even drying which can result in less visible water lines.

Your upholstery on your furniture and your carpeting can usually be cleaned and dried after exposure to Cat 2 flood water. However, if the Cat 2 water in your home has already degraded into Cat 3 water, then your contaminated upholstery and carpeting may have to be removed and discarded.

If you have experienced flooding after a storm and are in need of efficient, professional assistance, then contact SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village at (501) 217-8723. We are available 24/7, so give us a call and we can make it "Like it never even happened."

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Restoration of Severe Fire Damage in Little Rock Home

5/23/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Restoration of Severe Fire Damage in Little Rock Home Life is hard enough, rely on SERVPRO to help with you fire damage issues.

Don’t let fire damage cloud your home in smelly odors, call SERVPRO today.

Many of the fire damage calls we receive are for small scale fire damage. Sometimes the size of the fire damage encompasses the majority of the structure, and we go piece by piece finding restorable items for the homeowner.

Our SERVPRO location received a call regarding fire damage in a Little Rock home caused by an overheated plug that in turn sparked inside the wall and caused a fire that quickly spread throughout most of the house. The origination point of the fire had the most significant amount of damage and the least amount of restoration potential.

Using controlled demolition techniques, technicians removed charred debris and ruined contents that were a fire loss. This action assists in securing the structure and getting it ready for rebuilding. Our technicians went room by room and inspected the contents to find restorable items for the homeowner and save as much as possible through our proprietary cleaning methods.

After a fire of this size, the odor left behind is significant and permeates the entire structure. Ventilation, while we work, is a crucial part of the odor control process. The neutralization of odor-causing soot particles must happen before the restoration of the property can occur.

Robust methods for fighting strong odors left behind by fire include hydroxyl generators, thermal fogging and ozone machines — all three work towards eliminating odors. Hydroxyl generators work using UV light much like the Sun and quickly removes odor-causing molecules. Our technicians chose to use the ozone machine which destroys odors and bacteria, leaving the property without residual pungent scents.

A final application of thermal fogging mimics the way smoke permeates wood and porous objects in the structure and the heated solvent works to neutralize any odors hiding deep within the structure. Once completed, the property was deemed ready for rebuilding by the adjuster.

Contact SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village at (501) 217-8723 when you need fast mitigation of fire damage. Our emergency response team has the specialized equipment and expertise to make your fire loss "Like it never even happened."

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Your Key To Success in Eliminating Commercial Water Damage in Little Rock

5/18/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Your Key To Success in Eliminating Commercial Water Damage in Little Rock Your business can quickly be overcome from water damage. Contact SERVPRO today for all remediation needs.

SERVPRO - Eliminating The Effects Of Commercial Water Damage To Little Rock Businesses

Most Little Rock businesses do not worry about storms forcing their way under roofs, or knocking a tree down through a display window. Owners are fully aware that most of their water issues result from more common problems like a broken toilet or a freezer unit that breaks down overnight and sends hundreds of gallons of water or melted product across their floor.

To eliminate the effects of commercial water damage in a Little Rock convenience store, SERVPRO personnel concentrate their efforts on several tasks. They first remove any standing water and dry up where it pooled inside the store. Then, they have to dry the inventory and shelving while also reducing the humidity level inside the structure to a normal level.

Since the floors in a convenience store are concrete or linoleum, water removal is fairly simple. Response team members remove any rubber mats or rugs to outside the building, spray them with an anti-bacterial cleaning agent, and hang them out to dry. Water usually drains quickly out of a store, so team members then use long-handled squeegees to push water off the floor and out the nearest exit. In cases where the water did not drain, they use pumps or other extraction devices to draw it out and then use the squeegees to finish the task.

Now, SERVPRO specialists set up fans inside the store and at the entrances and exits to increase air circulation and draw the damp air outside the structure, which helps dry the interior and items on the shelves. To increase the speed of this process, they also install dehumidifiers where the humidity level is at its highest. Each device removes up to 25 gallons of water every 24 hours.

Where necessary, team members hand dry items that need immediate attention. If there are items already ruined by the water, they dispose of them quickly and document everything tossed out for insurance adjusters.

Our goal at SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village is to help every store owner quickly reopen so they can support their customers in a dry, safe environment. We are here for you, so if you have had a recent water intrusion to your business, call us today at (501) 217-8723 to schedule a service call.

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I Don’t Want to Spend This Much Time on Storm Damage Remediation. How About You?

5/5/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage I Don’t Want to Spend This Much Time on Storm Damage Remediation. How About You? Flood and storm damage can impact your entire Little Rock neighborhood. Contact SERVPRO for remediation assistance.

Professional Help after Tornado Damage in Little Rock

April and May mark the months most favorable for tornadoes in Little Rock, although severe and damaging windstorms can occur at any time. When a twister impacts your home, significant harm to both the structure and the contents is possible. Exterior damage to roofing materials, siding, and windows spells disaster as water from the heavy rains that accompany tornadoes cascades through your home. The loss is not one a homeowner can recover from without expert assistance.

The tornado damage done to your Little Rock home requires fast remediation from our highly-qualified team of IICRC-trained managers and technicians. Shingles, flashing, and decking wrenched from the top of your house allow gaping holes to funnel the rainwater into first the attic or highest level of your dwelling. Once inside, the water migrates into adjoining and lower levels.

Most building materials are vulnerable to the destructive effect of water. Drywall crumbles, hardwoods swell and distort, and supporting structural beams begin weakening, exposing the integrity of the building to the risk of disintegration. SERVPRO crews arrive as soon as practicable after the tornado damage, and an experienced project manager evaluates the scenario and proposes a plan to return the property to preloss condition.

We secure your home, boarding and tarping up areas left open to the elements by the storm. SERVPRO then begins water removal, using pumps and extractors for the visible incursion. Thermal imaging and moisture metering help us map out the dimensions of the water damaged spaces. We might gain access to hidden moisture through controlled demolition strategies like flood cuts. Drying completes as we add air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to the equipment mix.

Furnishings, household goods, and personal possessions also risk ruin in after tornado damage allows water to intrude. SERVPRO often recommends a full or partial pack-out of your home, inventorying and tracking your movable property items with our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS). Specially trained technicians at our production facility use a broad range of methodologies to clean, dry and restore everything from furniture to documents and pictures to clothing and window treatments. As we work our way through the packed-out items, we consult closely with your insurance company to limit your out of pocket costs.

SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village stands ready to transform a tornado-ravaged home back to “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (501) 217-8723 if your home suffers tornado damage.

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Little Rock Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO to Mitigate a Water Loss

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Little Rock Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO to Mitigate a Water Loss Water Leak in Your Little Rock Home? Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Drying--"Like it never even happened."

Hidden Water Leaks in Your Little Rock Home Can Be Costly

How do you know if you have a hidden water leak in your home?  They can be tough to find, especially if the leak is inside a wall.  Eventually, you should find it, but it could be hidden for a long time, and always degrading more of your residence.

What do you look for if you suspect a water leak in your Little Rock home?  Are there signs you can spot if you know what to look for?  One place to check is your monthly water bill.  Has it increased substantially?  That could be a sign of a water leak somewhere on your property.  The larger the increase in your bill, the greater the damage inside your wall cavities? Maybe. Inside your living space, the musty odor of mold is another sign of a hidden water leak. Dormant mold spores are opportunistic, just a bit of water sets them off into ever expanding mold colonies. Darker spots on walls or ceilings are a tell-tale sign of hidden water damage.  

In most homes, water lines are installed within walls, under or between floors and above ceilings. Any of these places can be a source of trouble.  Eventually, the joints connecting water lines can wear out, and with the pressure inside this plumbing, even a small hole can spew hundreds of gallons of water in a short amount of time.

The employees of SERVPRO are experts when it comes to drying your home after a water loss.  If you find signs of a hidden water leak, we are a phone call away.  We use portable meters to detect hidden moisture and also use advanced infra-red technology so we can see inside walls, in floors, and ceilings.

Without proper treatment, concealed water leaks can lead to expensive damages and repairs. Our goal at SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village is to mitigate the water damage. Call us today to make a hidden water loss, "Like it never even happened.” (501) 217-8723

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Our Experts Explain The Warning Signs That Your Little Rock Home Has A Water Damage Issue

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our Experts Explain The Warning Signs That Your Little Rock Home Has A Water Damage Issue Once you find an issue, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (501) 217-8723 so we can help you get it cleaned up fast.

Water Damage Signs In Your Little Rock Home

Any area of your Little Rock home can be subject to water damage. However, there are particular areas which are more at risk than others. You can make a check-list of these areas and inspect them regularly so you know where to look and you can keep an eye on your home to detect any issues before the problem grows too large.

If you find water damage in your Little Rock residence, there are professional water damage restoration companies, such as SERVPRO, which can help you. Our staff is trained and equipped to fix the issue and dry your home promptly, avoiding additional problems such as a mold outbreak.

Water damage in your ceiling can come from various sources. If it is the top story of your home, it could come from a leaky roof caused by heavy storms and rain. If you have a bathroom above the ceiling with damage, it can be from any number of leaks in your bathroom such as a toilet overflow or leaky bathtub.

If SERVPRO staff must drywall cavities in your home, the process requires ventilation. One way we can ventilate the cavities of walls is to take the baseboards off and drill holes in between each stud. We then force air through these holes into your wall, so evaporation is increased. If we find much moisture, we may need to remove sections of drywall. We keep you informed of any possible holes we need to make before proceeding.

One of the most obvious indications you have water damage is water stains on the ceiling and walls. Check around your window and door frames as well. Any unusual stains could signify that you have a leaky drain or pipe inside the wall. Your floors can also be subject to water damage from overflowing sinks or tubs or flooding from bad pipes or faulty appliances.

If you do not have the proper drainage in your yard, the exterior of your home can also experience water damage. If your gutters are clogged or leaking, you may also find pooled water next to your home that if left untreated, can create even more damage to the structure of your home.

SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village is always ready to help you with any water damage emergency in your home in Cammack Village, Little Rock, or the surrounding areas. Once you find an issue, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (501) 217-8723 so we can help you get it cleaned up fast.

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How to Take the Headache Out of Fire Damage Remediation in Little Rock

4/14/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How to Take the Headache Out of Fire Damage Remediation in Little Rock Sometimes even your highly used and trusted toaster oven can be the cause of a kitchen fire. Facing fire damage can be stressful. Contact SERVPRO.

Mitigating Kitchen Appliance Fire Damage in a Little Rock Rental Home

After a long day at work, it is a blessing to be able to throw a leftover seasoned chicken breast in your toaster oven and have a quick dinner without much effort. However, when you smell burnt food and find your toaster oven has caught fire, it can cause a surprising amount of fire damage on your kitchen counter and overhead cabinets, as well as a noticeable and unpleasant odor.

If you have fire damage in your Little Rock rental home, certified SERVPRO technicians are equipped with the tools and knowledge to clean and restore damage through mitigation instead of leaving you to deal with costly replacements.

When you call SERVPRO, our team can evaluate the damage to your kitchen, and examine the types of soot and smoke in your kitchen. For small kitchen fires, soot can be dry and easy to clean, but surfaces may have a foul odor from burnt food particles, metal, or plastic. After the initial assessment, our technicians can begin cleaning your walls, counters, and cabinets. The insides of cabinets may also need cleaning to ensure complete removal of soot and odors.

If proteins such as chicken, beef, or fish burn in an accidental fire, it can leave a greasy residue and noticeable odor that requires thorough cleaning and deodorizing to eliminate. After extensive manual cleaning, our certified professionals use such devices as thermal foggers to either atomize safe, industrial-grade deodorizers or create a dense fog that kills odors by having small particles of deodorizing agent bond with the agents causing these smells on a microscopic level. This method of deodorizing is best applied to contained spaces such as kitchen fires.

SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village offers 24/7 emergency cleanup services for any size disaster. Call us at (501) 217-8723 today to request assistance.

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We Can Restore Your Little Rock Home After A Storm

4/5/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage We Can Restore Your Little Rock Home After A Storm Call for our professional damage mitigation and restoration services at (501) 217-8723.

Leaving A Window Open In A Storm In Little Rock Can Cause Flood Damage

While most people think of storm flooding as a sudden and dangerous matter involving torrents of sweeping water, and indeed those scenarios happen every year in communities across America, the majority of the calls we receive after most major storms come from much more localized issues. While leaving a window open may not damage much of your home overall, it can still leave a room soaked and lead to some very severe issues if you do not act fast.

What Can Happen
When you leave a window open during a storm, the winds and rain can come together to cause flood damage to your Little Rock home in a single room or area. Sometimes, the rainfall can be enough to create pools of standing water, but most of the calls we receive are not so severe. Dampened carpeting and furniture can still cause a wide variety of problems, and without the kind of fast drying techniques used by SERVPRO, can lead to advanced issues such as fabric and carpet warping, permanent discoloration, and even mold growth. Sometimes, water may leak into other rooms of your home as well, causing more widespread issues throughout the home.

What You Can Do
Calling SERVPRO immediately after the accident can help you to prevent the most damage possible through our time-tested mitigation approach. However, before our technicians arrive, you can help to save your belongings by separating fabrics, pillows, and rugs, and placing barriers between your furniture and the ground. These simple measures do not take much time and can save many objects and materials in your home from having to undergo costly restoration procedures or even being replaced entirely.

SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village makes sure that you never have to deal with flood damage on your own. Call for our professional damage mitigation and restoration services at (501) 217-8723.

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How to Solve the Biggest Problems of Recovering Your Home From Flooding in Little Rock

3/24/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How to Solve the Biggest Problems of Recovering Your Home From Flooding in Little Rock When storm damage and flooding devastate the area, you can recover with SERVPRO. Call us right away after damage.

Pack-Outs Protect Contents of Your Little Rock Home in a Flood

When substantial disasters like flooding affect your Little Rock property, you have little time to protect your belongings and irreplaceable keepsakes from significant damage. While you might grab a few items while you vacate your home when the disaster first begins, protecting what got left behind should be a priority for any professional restorer you choose to work towards returning your house to its original condition. Our experts are available 24/7 to help with all of the mitigation needs that can save you money and preserve at-risk contents within your home.

While flood damage to Little Rock homes might seem commonplace with so many severe storms passing through the area regularly, homeowners still get caught off-guard by the swift force of this disaster and its impact on their property. Our SERVPRO team arrives with the full measure of equipment necessary to begin mitigation work like extraction and drying immediately. We also arrive with the personnel from our Contents Department that can help with the inspection of your damaged property.

These professionals that we send out to your home help to collect information about the full scope of the damage by identifying at risk and already damaged items from your property and tagging them for removal. We can safely transport these contents, furniture, and other belongings from your house to our nearby facility for focused drying, cleaning, and safe storage.

With mold growth also being a common threat to overly damp items and contents throughout exposed areas of your property, our team also works to eliminate potential colonization at our facility and can deodorize affected items if necessary. Once restoration completes at your house, our team can safely return all of the removed items we protected from flood damage to their original positions.

While you might have many concerns when flooding affects your home, the irreplaceable keepsakes and heirlooms inside your house should not be one of them. Let our SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village rapid response team help to protect these items with our pack-out process. Give us a call anytime at (501) 217-8723.

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